Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

The nation's largest ethnic group is the Kyrgyz, a Turkic people, who comprise 73.3% of the population. Other ethnic groups include Russians (5.6%) concentrated in the north and Uzbeks (14.6%) living in the south. Small but noticeable minorities include Dungans (1.1%), Uyghurs (1.1%), Tajiks (1.1%), Kazakhs (0.7%), and Ukrainians (0.5%) and other smaller ethnic minorities (1.7%). The country has over 80 ethnic groups.

Kyrgyzstan is one of two former Soviet republics in Central Asia to have Russian as an official language, Kazakhstan being the other. The Kyrgyz language was adopted as the official language in 1991. After pressure from the Russian minority in the country, Kyrgyzstan adopted Russian as an official language as well in 1997, to become an officially bilingual country.

Islam is the dominant religion of Kyrgyzstan: 88% of the population is NDM (Non-denominational Muslim) while 9% follow Russian Orthodoxy and 3% other religions. 

The school system in Kyrgyzstan includes primary (grades 1 to 4) and secondary (grades 5 to 11) divisions within one school. Children are usually accepted to primary schools at the age of 7. It is required that every child finishes 9 grades of school and receives a certificate of completion. Grades 10–11 are optional, but it is necessary to complete them to graduate and receive a state-accredited school diploma. To graduate, a student must complete the 11-year school course and pass 4 mandatory state exams in writing, mathematics, history and a foreign language.

There are 77 public schools in Bishkek (capital city) and more than 200 in the rest of the country. There are 55 higher educational institutions and universities in Kyrgyzstan, out of which 37 are state institutions. 

Undergraduate Medical Education is usually of 5 years duration in English Language. The degree awarded is Doctor of Medicine (MD) which is equivalent to MBBS in India. 

The advantages of pursing Undergraduate Medical Education in Kyrgyzstan are:

  • 5 year course options are available in English Medium.
  • Universities are recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) and National Medical Commission (NMC). 
  • Universities have campus hostels with availability of Indian Food. 
  • The travelling time from India to Kyrgyzstan is lowest.
  • Universities do not have entrance examination thus the procedure becomes quite simple. 
  • Low fees structure starting from 11 lakhs including accommodation. 

Documents required for Admission into MBBS/MD Programme in Kyrgyzstan

Documents Required at the Time of Applying to the Medical University/College

  1. Secondary School Certificate with subject’s details and with marks or grades (Class X Mark sheet).
  2. Higher Secondary School Certificate with subject’s details and with marks or grades (Class XII Mark sheet).

Documents Required at the Time of Applying for Study Visa of Kyrgyzstan

  1. Passport Photo: Size 2” x 2” (With White Background, 70% face coverage, Matte Paper)
  2. International Passport 
  3. NEET Score Card 2020 and Admit Card 2020
  4. PAN Card of Parents

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